|Crash site||Near Oslo/Fornebu airport, Norway|
|Aircraft||Vickers Viscount 759D – TF-ISU – Hrimfaxi|
|Route||Copenhagen – Oslo – Bergen – Reykjavik|
|Crew||5 – 0 Survivors|
|Passengers||7 – 0 Survivors|
At 13.18 the plane came in for landing at Fornebu airport when it suddenly stalled and crashed on the top of a hill on the small island Nesøya about 6 km west of the runway. The plane was totally destroyed.
It was not possible for the crash investigators to determine why the pilot lost control of the airplane. Either ice had been formed on the stabilizer or more likely the propellers went over to ground fine pitch.
On board the plane was mail from various European countries. The Danish Post mentioned that 25 kg. mail from Denmark was on board. Due to the violent crash, only a very small part of the mail could be salvaged.
Nierinck does not mention any mail from this crash, and in 2010 the Swedish auction house Postiljonen offered the Swedish cover shown below with the note ”Possibly the only letter surviving this crash”.
I have so far recorded 10 items from this crash.
The salvaged mail was transported to Reykjavik, Iceland for further processing. Here a special label was printed.
Size textblock: 124 x 29 mm.
Enclosed item was recovered from the airplane which crashed at Oslo on the 14th this month. Post Office Reykjavik.
Size textblock: 147 x 50 mm.
Similar but with top text.
Examples of mail